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2024-04-29

EXPERIMENTAL BASQUE COUNTRY FILMS IN TAIWAN

From April 19 to June 10, six artists from the Basque Country will exhibit their work at the Randomize-Ize festival in New Taipei.

From April 19 to June 10, six artists from the Basque Country and one from Catalonia will exhibit their work at the Randomize-Ize festival in New Taipei. In addition, the international experimental film and video festival Bideodromo de Bilbao will be the special guest.
Its director and curator Txema Agiriano has selected the Basque artists Rut Olabarri, Oihane Iraguen, Josu Rekalde, Patxi Araujo, Pilar Baizán and the Catalan of German origin Karla Kracht, to show their work in the prestigious Fuzhong 15 audiovisual art space in the New Taipei.

On June 1 there will be a conference by Karla Kracht and Txema Agiriano. On the same day there will also be performances by both artists.

For more information, visit:

www.bideodromo.com

www.facebook.com/RandomizeFestival

http://www.musicaexmachina.com/web_recetas/images/randomize_definitivo_taiwan.pdf

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2024-07-10
CIMASUB and IUCN SSC Coral Specialist Group partner to boost coral conservation

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between CIMASUB and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our efforts to promote marine conservation and protect coral ecosystems, and we are incredibly excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

CIMASUB and IUCN SSC Coral Specialist Group partner to boost coral conservation

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2024-07-04
Underwater cinema on board the Mater throughout July as part of the Zero Zabor Uretan campaign

The Zero Zabor Uretan (Zero Garbage in the Water) campaign comes to the Basque Coast in July aboard the Ecoactive Museum Ship Mater. This initiative, now in its fifth edition, aims to raise awareness of the problem of marine litter and promote waste prevention under the slogan "The best waste, the waste that is not generated". Various activities will be carried out to involve citizens in the conservation of the marine environment, highlighting the importance of waste reduction, as 80% of marine litter comes from waste management on land and lack of awareness.

Underwater cinema on board the Mater throughout July as part of the Zero Zabor Uretan campaign

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2024-06-26
The MENDI FILM BEKA 2025 grant open to amateur and professional filmmakers

Mendi Film and the Biscay Provincial Government announce the 5th edition of the Mendi Film Beka grant, aimed at the creation of documentary film projects whose aim is the audiovisual promotion of Mountain Culture.

The MENDI FILM BEKA 2025 grant open to amateur and professional filmmakers

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2024-06-21
REGISTRATIONS OPEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE XVI EXPRESS FILM FESTIVAL OF PORTUGALETE

The Express Film Festival is not an ordinary contest, it is an event where all the short films submitted to the competition are shot on the same day of the festival, in an "express" way. In just 10 hours, and with their own equipment, the participants have to devise, script, shoot and edit the works: quite a challenge!

REGISTRATIONS OPEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE XVI EXPRESS FILM FESTIVAL OF PORTUGALETE

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2024-06-11
CIMASUB participates in charity event in Pamplona in support of ALS sufferers

The group “Casino Solidario” has invited Subacuáticas Real Sociedad and Cimasub to participate in a charity event in support of ALS, to be held at the Casino of Pamplona.

CIMASUB participates in charity event in Pamplona in support of ALS sufferers

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2024-06-08
DEADLINE FOR WORK IN PROGRESS PROJECT SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED

The 17th of June is the last day to register the proyects

DEADLINE FOR WORK IN PROGRESS PROJECT SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED

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2024-06-05
Renan Ozturk awarded with the 2024 IAMF Grand Prize

The International Alliance for Mountain Film is proud to announce that the IAMF 2024 Grand Prize has been awarded to Renan Ozturk, in recognition of his career as a director of movies dedicated to mountains and climbers, realised with the competence of those who are part of the mountaineering community and the sensitivity of an artist, combined with great cinematography skills.

Renan Ozturk awarded with the 2024 IAMF Grand Prize

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2024-06-04
9,600 viewers have enjoyed the best mountain cinema with the MENDI TOUR 2024

The touring exhibition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia mountain film festival has just culminated the first part of the 2024 season with very good attendance data: 9,600 people have enjoyed the 59 film sessions programmed in different 31 locations.

9,600 viewers have enjoyed the best mountain cinema with the MENDI TOUR 2024

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2024-06-03
In June, CIMASUB visits Tolosa, Bilbao and Tenerife

The Cimasub Tour 2023/2024 continues unstoppable and this month arrives, in different formats, in Tolosa, Bilbao and Tenerife to continue with its objective of spreading the secrets of the seabed and raising awareness of the care and protection of these.

In June, CIMASUB visits Tolosa, Bilbao and Tenerife

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2024-05-31
Press Release:  INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL CONTEST RULES

Press Release:

Press Release: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL CONTEST RULES

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2024-05-17
The main image of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia 2024 burns with “Fuego”

The 17th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia to be held from 6 to 15 December 2024 now has its official poster. It is titled Fuego, by the French photographer Jean-Baptiste Liautard, and it has been awarded the Mendi Film festal poster prize along with 700 euros in the international mountain activity photography contest CVCEPHOTO organised by the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea, club of San Sebastian.

The main image of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia 2024 burns with “Fuego”

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2024-05-17
The Basque Country and Navarre mountain federations to receive the WOP Mendi Film 2024 award

It has been done so in recognition of their historical contribution to mountaineering and mountain values, coinciding with the celebration of the centenary of their founding.

The Basque Country and Navarre mountain federations to receive the WOP Mendi Film 2024 award

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2024-05-14
XXIV International Archaeological Film Festival of Bidasoa (Irun) inscription is open

Information about FICAB

XXIV International Archaeological Film Festival of Bidasoa (Irun) inscription is open

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2024-05-04
WORK IN PROGRESS CALL FOR ENTRIES

Call for WIP project applications is now open

WORK IN PROGRESS CALL FOR ENTRIES

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2024-05-02
Have you released any experimental film or video recently? We want them for our festival!

BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival starts in October 2024 in Bilbao (Basque Country) and is now accepting entries for its festival.

Have you released any experimental film or video recently? We want them for our festival!

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2024-05-02
Dock of the Bay, the Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival, to be held from June 17 to 22, announces the names of the Jury and presents the image of this XVII edition.

The Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival, Dock of the Bay, will celebrate its seventeenth edition from June 17 to 22 at the Trueba Cinemas, Tabakalera and other venues in the city such as Le Bukowski, Kutxa Fundazioa (Kluba and Plaza) or Convento de Santa Teresa.

Dock of the Bay, the Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival, to be held from June 17 to 22, announces the names of the Jury and presents the image of this XVII edition.

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2024-05-01
Errenteria and Zumarraga host a month full of activities to protect the oceans

This May we visited Errenteria and Zumarraga. Packed with film screenings, photographic exhibitions and underwater Txikiziklos, we arrived in these two towns with all our enthusiasm to continue promoting the care and protection of our seas and oceans. These underwater events are a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty and problems of the oceans, providing the audience with an enriching experience that seeks to inspire conservation and respect for our priceless marine heritage.

Errenteria and Zumarraga host a month full of activities to protect the oceans

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2024-04-05
Call for entries for the CIMASUB 2024 competition is now open

The eagerly awaited competition of the Donostia - San Sebastian International Underwater Film Festival, CIMASUB 2024, has officially kicked off. With a deadline for entries that runs until 15 September 2024, participants can now send in their works to compete in this increasingly prestigious showcase of underwater imagery.

Call for entries for the CIMASUB 2024 competition is now open

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2024-04-02
Next stop of the Cimasub Tour: Azpeitia and Hondarribia

In April, the International Underwater Film Series, CIMASUB, comes to Azpeitia and Hondarribia. Lovers of the underwater world will be able to enjoy the 4th edition in Azpeitia, thanks to the sponsorship of the Sustainability Department of the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, which will take place on Wednesdays April 10, 17 and 24 at 19:00 hours in Soreasu Antzokia, while the 15th edition in Hondarribia, will be held on April 11, 12 and 13 at 19:00 hours in the Auditorium of the Itsas Etxea.

Next stop of the Cimasub Tour: Azpeitia and Hondarribia

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2024-04-02
Film submission period for the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao - Bizkaia 2024 open until 15th of September

Film submissions are open for the 17th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival. It will take place from 6th to 15th December 2024. Interested producers, directors, and filmmakers must submit their films by 15th September 2024. Let's keep dreaming!

Film submission period for the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao - Bizkaia 2024 open until 15th of September

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2024-03-22
Kimuak 2024 Opens Call for Submissions for Short Film Selection Process

The deadline for submitting short films to the 2024 edition of KIMUAK will be open until the 21st of April.

Kimuak 2024 Opens Call for Submissions for Short Film Selection Process

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2024-03-05
Open the deadline to organize a screening of LABURBIRA

Open the deadline to organize a screening of LABURBIRA

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2024-03-04
In March CIMASUB comes to Deba

On Friday, the twenty-fifth edition of the International Underwater Film Series (CIMASUB) in Deba was unveiled. The presentation, which was attended by Mónica de Prado, 2nd deputy mayor of Deba Town Council, and David Sánchez, director of Cimasub, took place in the municipal plenary hall, where a Cimasub photographic exhibition is already on display. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and unravel the secrets of the oceans.

In March CIMASUB comes to Deba

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2024-03-02
CALL FOR ENTRIES

The festival will celebrate its 17th edition from September 4 to 7

CALL FOR ENTRIES

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2024-02-16
“I greatly appreciate the Málaga Film Festival's commitment to diverse and independent cinema”

The Málaga Film Festival will begin on the 1st of March, featuring Andrea Jaurrieta's debut of her film 'Nina' in the Official Section. The director tells us about the creative journey that brought this work to life.

“I greatly appreciate the Málaga Film Festival's commitment to diverse and independent cinema”

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2024-02-12
“Taking part in Genre Rules has been a thrilling and immensely inspiring life experience”

Imanol Ortiz López (Orlok Films) recently participated in Genre Rules, one of the new Inspirational Labs by WEMW. It involves a series of activities designed to encourage selected participants to develop new content and explore innovative business models. The producer has shared insights into the significance of this selection and provided an assessment of the overall experience.

“Taking part in Genre Rules has been a thrilling and immensely inspiring life experience”

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2024-02-11
20,000 Species of Bees and To Bird Or Not To Bird, Award-Winning Basque Productions at the Goya ceremony

Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren's film was honored with three accolades, and Martin Romero's work, produced by Uniko, won the prize for Best Animated Short Film.

20,000 Species of Bees and To Bird Or Not To Bird, Award-Winning Basque Productions at the Goya ceremony

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2024-02-08
In February CIMASUB immerses Lasarte-Oria and Zarautz in an underwater show

This February, the International Underwater Film Series, CIMASUB, will captivate lovers of the underwater world in Lasarte-Oria and Zarautz. The 16th edition in Lasarte-Oria will take place on Monday 12th, 19th and 26th February at 19:00 at the Manuel Lekuona Cultural Centre, while the 14th edition in Zarautz will be held on Wednesday 14th, 19th and 28th February at 19:00 at the Modelo cinema.

In February CIMASUB immerses Lasarte-Oria and Zarautz in an underwater show

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2024-01-27
‘20,000 Species of Bees’, ‘Upon Entry’ and ‘Foremost By Night, awarded Basque productions at the Feroz Awards

'20,000 Species of Bees' stood out as one of the main highlights at the Feroz Awards last night, securing a top accolade for Best Dramatic Film. Patricia López de Arnaiz was also recognized as Best Supporting Actress. Directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, the film was not the only Basque production to shine in the winners' list; 'Upon Entry' and 'Foremost By Night' also received awards.

‘20,000 Species of Bees’, ‘Upon Entry’ and ‘Foremost By Night, awarded Basque productions at the Feroz Awards

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2023-12-18
'20,000 Species Of Bees' wins the Forqué Award for Best Film

The feature film '20,000 Species Of Bees' has won the Best Film Award at the Forqué Awards gala on the 16th of December. The debut film by director Estíbaliz Urresola Solaguren was nominated in the top category alongside 'La sociedad de la nieve', ‘Cerrar los ojos’ and 'Upon Entry', and also received the Award for Cinema and Education in Values.

'20,000 Species Of Bees' wins the Forqué Award for Best Film

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2023-12-17
THE GREAT WHITE WHALE, winner of the Mendi Film Grand Prize, an inspiring story of mountaineers and sailors pursuing the dream of climbing Australia's highest and loneliest mountain

The Jury composed of filmmakers Eliza Kubarska (Poland) and Patricia Ayala (Colombia), journalist Michael Pause (Germany), and Basque composers Juantxo Zeberio Etxetxipia and Nerea Alberdi, awarded the prizes in this new edition of the Mendi Film.

THE GREAT WHITE WHALE, winner of the Mendi Film Grand Prize, an inspiring story of mountaineers and sailors pursuing the dream of climbing Australia's highest and loneliest mountain

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2023-11-28
17 World premieres at the 16th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia

The BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia film festival will be held in three cinemas in Bilbao: Sala BBK, the Golem cinemas of Azkuna Zentroa and the Euskalduna Palace. A total of 30 film sessions have been scheduled for the 16th edition. In the parallel activities, 3 exhibitions have been set up, a day will be held for the mountain film industry, 4 masterclasses, a conference, and a panel talk. Tickets for the sessions are available through www.mendifilmfestival.com

17 World premieres at the 16th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia

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2023-11-22
The Dock of the Bay Musical Documentary Film Festival will be held from June 3rd to 8th, 2024, and is now open for submissions to its official sections.

The Dock of the Bay Musical Documentary Film Festival will be held from June 3rd to 8th, 2024, and is now open for submissions to its official sections.

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2023-11-19
This year’s Mendi Tour has been a roadshow of record-breaking proportions: 14,000 spectators in 53 venues

The Mendi Tour 2023 circuit, has once again reached all of Spain, starting from the Basque Country. Mountain cinema sessions have been screened in 53 towns and cities -last year there were 46-, attracting 14,000 spectators and a 25% increase on last season's figure.

This year’s Mendi Tour has been a roadshow of record-breaking proportions: 14,000 spectators in 53 venues

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2023-11-13
Films, exhibitions, conferences, the Jury... This is what the 16th Mendi Film will be like!

In the 16th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia, 57 films will be screened and there will be 3 exhibitions, 4 conferences. Edurne Pasaban will be presented with The WOP Mendi Film award. The IAMF Grand Prize winner, "K2 Touching the sky" by Eliza Kubarska will be screened, a masterclass will be given by the photographer Yhabril and a conference on the mountain film industry will be celebrated.

Films, exhibitions, conferences, the Jury... This is what the 16th Mendi Film will be like!

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2023-11-13
Txikiziklo Submarino begins, an educational immersion in the sea

More than 2,500 pupils from Gipuzkoa took part in this educational tour in 2023 to promote ocean conservation.

Txikiziklo Submarino begins, an educational immersion in the sea

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2023-11-02
Three stunning underwater photography exhibitions open in San Sebastian

A visual immersion into the mysterious seabed and the relationship between man and nature.

Three stunning underwater photography exhibitions open in San Sebastian

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2023-10-24
CIMASUB 2023 Festival. The underwater visual feast of San Sebastian is here. Presentation of the official trailer.

The 47th edition of the International Underwater Film Series provides a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and challenges of the oceans. Free underwater screenings, exhibitions and educational activities are coming to San Sebastian, organized by Subacuáticas Real Sociedad.

CIMASUB 2023 Festival. The underwater visual feast of San Sebastian is here. Presentation of the official trailer.

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2023-09-30
Basque Productions Awarded at SSIFF 71

The 71st edition of the San Sebastian Festival has featured a total of 14 Basque productions, two of which have been awarded. Congratulations!

Basque Productions Awarded at SSIFF 71

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2023-09-29

The Bilbao director Josu Martínez will present his second work in the Zinemira section of the San Sebastian Festival. ‘Mirande: film bat egiteko zirriborroa’, is a documentary coproduced by La Tentación Producciones and Gastibeltza about the controversial writer Jon Mirande, considered one of the most important poets in Basque literature of the 20th century. “Mirande is said to be a racist. A paedophile. A Nazi. A misogynist. Immoral. Every time he is mentioned, controversies flare up. We don't know what to do about him. I want to make a film about Mirande. But I don't know how. Perhaps the most interesting thing to do would be to let him have his say”. This is how Josu explains the work he will present at this Zinemaldia.

"I have long thought that there was an untold story in Jon Mirande"

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2023-09-27
“‘Bizkarsoro’ is a grassroots project, created with the help of more than 200 residents of Baigorri

The feature film 'Bizkarsoro,' directed by Josu Martínez, will also compete in the Zinemira section of the San Sebastián Festival. The story encompasses five true stories based on written and oral testimonies, which take place between 1914 and 1982, in a village that does not exist. Produced by Gastibeltza Filmak, Adabaki Ekoizpenak, and Tentazioa Produkzioak, the work highlights the social changes experienced by a small village during the 20th century. The radiation and the end of a language, and the fight to survive.

“‘Bizkarsoro’ is a grassroots project, created with the help of more than 200 residents of Baigorri"

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2023-09-27
“Being able to participate in the Cannes Critics' Week was a huge accolade that put ‘Contadores’ in the spotlight and will help promote future projects”

‘Contadores’ is one of several Basque productions that will be on show at the 71st San Sebastian Film Festival. The short film directed by Irati Gorostidi had its world premiere at the Cannes Critics' Week and will compete in the Zabaltegi Tabakalera section of the Zinemaldia. Produced by Apellaniz & de Sosa, as well as Tractora and Pirenaika, the film is about a trade union negotiation in the 1970s and features a cast made up of amateur actors.

“Being able to participate in the Cannes Critics' Week was a huge accolade that put ‘Contadores’ in the spotlight and will help promote future projects”

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2023-09-26
Call for entries for the 9th edition of the Bilbao Surf Film Festival 2024!

The highly anticipated Bilbao Surf Film Festival 2024 announces that entries to register films for its next edition are officially open. Filmmakers and surf lovers from around the world will be able to submit their masterpieces until December 15, 2023 free of charge.

Call for entries for the 9th edition of the Bilbao Surf Film Festival 2024!

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2023-09-26
“Despite the difficulties and being invisible, women have made films, are making films and will go on to make films, each with her own point of view”

'A Deep Breath’ is the work that will be presented by directors Bertha Gaztelumendi and Rosa Zufía at the Basque Cinema Gala. In the documentary, both directors dive into the films made by female Basque filmmakers of different generations. The film is to be screened today, 26 September, at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre and will compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award. As a sign of the understanding between the two, the directors have agreed to take part in a joint question-and-answer session.

“Despite the difficulties and being invisible, women have made films, are making films and will go on to make films, each with her own point of view”

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2023-09-15

'Mission to Mars' will be screened out of competition in the Zinemira section. Amat Vallmajor del Pozo's film participated in WIP Europe, was also screened at the Berlin Critics' Week and earned a mention at the Gijón Film Festival. The feature film, produced by Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Muxika Zinema and Vitrine Films, portrays a post-apocalyptic Basque Country, where two brothers set off on a mission. We spoke to the director about his participation in the San Sebastian Festival and the challenges he has set himself ahead of the film's theatrical release on 29 September.

"Although its aesthetics are dark and radical, 'Mission to Mars' appeals to everyone, as well as to human relationships, in particular that of three brothers"

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2023-09-12

After winning the FIPRESCI Prize in Tallinn (Estonia) and the Best Film Award at the Kolkata Film Festival (India), 'Upon Entry', the debut feature film by Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vásquez, will feature in the Made in Spain section of the San Sebastian Festival. Carlos Juarez, from Basque Films (one of the producers of the film together with Zabriskie Films and Sygnatia), assesses the background behind this film.

"Upon Entry, being a film d'auteur, was aimed more at prestige audiences than the mainstream, but we succeeded in bringing it closer to being a thriller"

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2023-09-01
The San Sebastian Film Festival will be represented by a total of 14 Basque productions at its 71st edition

A key event on the international film scene kicks off on 22 September, the 71st edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival, which will fill the city with cinema until 30 September. In addition, the event will have a considerable Basque presence, as it has selected a total of 14 works that show the excellent state of audiovisual production in the Basque Country.

The San Sebastian Film Festival will be represented by a total of 14 Basque productions at its 71st edition

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2023-08-29
Basque director Victor Iriarte's 'Foremost by Night' will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Tomorrow, 30 August, the Venice International Film Festival, one of the world's most prestigious film festivals, will begin. Basque director Víctor Iriarte will present his debut film 'Foremost by Night'.

Basque director Victor Iriarte's 'Foremost by Night' will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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2023-08-17
“The ultimate goal of filmmaking is to share a film in the cinema, and it means a lot for it to happen in a prestigious section like Giornate”

Víctor Iriarte will debut his film ‘Foremost By Night’ at Venice International Film Festival, which begins on 30 August. In this interview, the director tells us how he is approaching this prestigious event.

“The ultimate goal of filmmaking is to share a film in the cinema, and it means a lot for it to happen in a prestigious section like Giornate”

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2023-08-12
‘Negu Hurbilak’ receives Special Mention from the Jury of Cineasti del Presente section at Locarno Film Festival

The film, directed by Ekain Albite, Adrià Roca, Nicolau Mallofré and Mikel Ibarguren and produced by Maluta films and Cornelius Films, has celebrated its world premiere in the Swiss city and competed with 13 other films by emerging filmmakers presenting their first or second feature-length films.

‘Negu Hurbilak’ receives Special Mention from the Jury of Cineasti del Presente section at Locarno Film Festival

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2023-08-01
Strong Presence of Basque Cinema at Prestigious Locarno Festival

The Locarno Festival, one of the main events for experimental and auteur cinema, will take place starting tomorrow, August 2nd, and will provide the perfect platform for the world premiere of the film 'Negu Hurbilak', which has been chosen to participate in the Cineasti del Presente section.

Strong Presence of Basque Cinema at Prestigious Locarno Festival

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2023-07-18
‘Anekumen’, selected to participate in Locarno Residency

‘Anekumen’, selected to participate in Locarno Residency

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2023-07-14
Three Basque productions competing at the San Sebastian Festival

Three Basque productions competing at the San Sebastian Festival

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2023-07-05
‘Negu hurbilak’ will have its premiere at Locarno’s Cineasti del Presente competitive section!

‘Negu hurbilak’ will have its premiere at Locarno’s Cineasti del Presente competitive section!

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2023-07-05
“Being at Locarno is a utopian dream come true”

“Being at Locarno is a utopian dream come true”

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2023-06-15
The MENDI TOUR is on par with the best data with 10800 spectators in the first half of the season

Spectacular data and great atmosphere in the Mendi Tour circuit in 2023. In the winter-spring season, during the first half of the year, it has had 34 venues, with a total of 64 film sessions, and 10,800 spectators.

The MENDI TOUR is on par with the best data with 10800 spectators in the first half of the season

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2023-06-09
Basque animation will show its potential at Annecy

Basque animation will show its potential at Annecy

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2023-06-02
CIMASUB comes to BILBAO as part of the Basque Environment and Ocean Week 2023

Itsasmuseum presents in collaboration with Nakusarbe the 2nd edition of the Basque Environment and Ocean Week. A week for marine sustainability and the environment with activities for all audiences that will take place at Itsasmuseum from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 June.

CIMASUB comes to BILBAO as part of the Basque Environment and Ocean Week 2023

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2023-06-01
Call for entries for the CIMASUB 2023 competition is now open

The competition for the 47th edition of the San Sebastian International Underwater Film Festival, CIMASUB 2023, is now underway. The deadline for submitting entries to the competition is officially open, with a deadline of 20 September 2023. You can now submit photo galleries, short films and documentaries to participate in our competition.

Call for entries for the CIMASUB 2023 competition is now open

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2023-06-01

The author of the photograph is Gonzalo Bartolomé Tierra 'Yhabril Moro'

"X-Man" by Yhabril Moro is the image of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia 2023

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2023-05-30
Basque cinema, protagonist in Kraków

Basque cinema, protagonist in Kraków

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2023-05-15
Cannes, one of the best showcases for Basque cinema

Cannes, one of the best showcases for Basque cinema

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2023-04-28
Dock of the Bay, the Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival, presents its entire program.

The Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival, Dock of the Bay, which will take place from the 1st to the 6th of May, 2023, has presented this morning at a press conference the films in competition. In the words of Eva Rivera, director of the Festival "in this sixteenth edition, we will continue to bet on quality and independent cinema. Offering unprecedented programming and promoting dialogue between creators and spectators. We are committed to inclusion and diversity, to open spaces for reflection and to bring us closer to the world. In addition, we will strive to be a festival respectful of our environment, that promotes slow culture and that you can feel close to. A festival where the human is present and people are the measure of all acts". In this sixteenth edition, 25 documentaries will be screened.

Dock of the Bay, the Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival, presents its entire program.

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2023-04-19
'Contadores', in the Cannes Critic’s Week!

The Cannes Critics' Week has selected the work 'Contadores', by Irati Gorostidi, for the Official Short Films Section. It is a project of the producers Apellaniz and De Sosa, Tractora and Pirenaika, and which has formed part of the catalog Kimuak 2022, which is currently managed by Zineuskadi.

'Contadores', in the Cannes Critic’s Week!

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2023-04-04
Dock of the Bay, the Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival presents its live radio programming and the collaboration with venues in the city such as Altxerri and Dabadaba.

Dock of the Bay, the Donostia Music Documentary Film Festival presents its live radio programming and the collaboration with venues in the city such as Altxerri and Dabadaba.

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2023-04-01
Film registrations period opened for the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia 2023

The deadline for film registrations for the 16th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia festival is open from 31 March to 15 September.

Film registrations period opened for the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia 2023

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2023-03-22
Edurne Pasaban WOP Mendi Film 2023 Award

The WOP-The Walk On Project Foundation and the Mendi Film Festival Association are awarding the WOP Mendi Film 2023 Foundation Award to Edurne Pasaban, mountaineer and businesswoman from Tolosa, Gipuzkoa. She is first woman to complete the 14 eight-thousanders, the highest mountains on the planet. The award ceremony is going to take place at the Opening Ceremony of the 16th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia, on December the 8th 2023, at the Euskalduna Congress Centre in Bilbao.

Edurne Pasaban WOP Mendi Film 2023 Award

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2023-03-09
Basque cinema will show strength at the Málaga Film Festival

Basque cinema will show strength at the Málaga Film Festival

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2023-03-01
XIX EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN LAU HAIZETARA DOCUMENTARY CO-PRODUCTION FORUM

The San Sebastian LAU HAIZETARA Documentary Coproduction Forum is preparing the next edition! San Sebastian, 25-27 September 2023 The open call for the presentation of projects will begin in April and will be communicated via the usual channels.

XIX EDITION OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN LAU HAIZETARA DOCUMENTARY CO-PRODUCTION FORUM

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2023-02-25
Estibaliz Urresola and Sofia Otero shine in Berlin

Estibaliz Urresola and Sofia Otero shine in Berlin

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2023-02-22
The International Alliance for Mountain Film is proud to announce that its 2023 Grand Prize has been awarded to Polish director Eliza Kubarska

This year the International Alliance for Mountain Film decided to award the Grand Prize to Eliza Kubarska, in recognition of her career as a director of documentaries capable of investigating the human events hidden behind great adventures

The International Alliance for Mountain Film is proud to announce that its 2023 Grand Prize has been awarded to Polish director Eliza Kubarska

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2023-02-15
Basque cinema will stand out again at Berlinale

Basque cinema will stand out again at Berlinale

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2023-02-10
Basque cinema will try to bring this brilliant year to a marvelous conclusion at the Goya Awards

Basque cinema will try to bring this brilliant year to a marvelous conclusion at the Goya Awards

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2023-02-02
The projects 'Negu hurbilak' and 'Sobre todo de noche', selected to participate at the D'A Film LAB

The projects 'Negu hurbilak' and 'Sobre todo de noche', selected to participate at the D'A Film LAB

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2023-02-02
“With ‘Negu Hurbilak’ in the Work In Progress section of the D’A Film Festival, we finish a stage for the film”

“With ‘Negu Hurbilak’ in the Work In Progress section of the D’A Film Festival, we finish a stage for the film”

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2023-01-24
Basque Audiovisual will be attending to the 'Producers meet Producers' meeting

On January 26th, Basque. Audiovisual. will join to the 'Producers meet Producers' meeting organized within the framework of the FIPADOC Festival.

Basque Audiovisual will be attending to the 'Producers meet Producers' meeting

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2023-01-23
'20.000 species of bees’ and ‘Samsara’ to premiere at Berlinale!

'20.000 species of bees’ and ‘Samsara’ to premiere at Berlinale!

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2022-11-28
Basque productions also protagonists in Ventana Sur

The strength of Basque cinema is evident, once again this year, with the implementation of projects that continue to receive awards, critical acclaim and audience praise, as much at festivals as in cinemas and on streaming platforms.

Basque productions also protagonists in Ventana Sur

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2022-11-11
ZINEBI once again becomes a meeting point for the Basque audiovisual sector

The Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival kicks off today and will run until Friday 18 November.

ZINEBI once again becomes a meeting point for the Basque audiovisual sector

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2022-10-14
 New basque tax incentives at  MIPCOM - up to 70%

New basque tax incentives at MIPCOM - up to 70%

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2022-09-23
Basque. Audiovisual. launches its new website

Basque. Audiovisual. launches its new website

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2022-08-26
The San Sebastian Film Festival selects 17 Basque

The San Sebastian Film Festival selects 17 Basque

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The short film ‘Contadores’, directed by Irati Gorostidi Agirretxe and produced by Apellaniz and de Sosa, Tractora Koop and Pirenaika, has been awarded at the Rome Prisma Film Awards! Javier Bernal Belchí has received the Award for Best Costume Design. Congratulations!

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The film ‘Phantasia’ arrives in Germany! OpenEyes Film Fest Marburg has selected this work by Jorge Moneo Quintana to participate in the Experimental Films section. This will be the German premiere of this production by Kleinen Filmak. The festival will take place from the 25th to the 28th of July, and the screening will be on the 27th. Congratulations and good luck!

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A great piece of news! The film ‘A Whale’ will have its premiere in the Official Section of the Sitges Festival! The latest work by director Pablo Hernando is produced by Sayaka Producciones, Señor y Señora, and Orisa Produzioni. Furthermore, it features Ingrid García-Jonsson, Ramón Barea, and Alex Brendemühl as main protagonists. Congratulations!

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‘The Chapel’ and ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’ will be participating in the prestigious Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal starting tomorrow! The festival, taking place from 18th July to 4th August, will screen ‘The Chapel’, a film directed by Carlota Pereda and produced by Bixagu Entertainment and Castelao Pictures, and the short film ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’, directed by Imanol Ortiz López and produced by Orlok Films and Amania Films. Both works will have their North American premiere at the festival. Congratulations and good luck!